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About Our Coaches

Head Coaches

Trevor Haaheim

trevor@bigwhiteskiclub.com
office: 250-762-9011
cell: 250-863-5884

Program Director, U14/16 Head Coach

Place of birth: North Vancouver

Date of birth: Jan. 7 th
Home town: Prince George/Kelowna
Were you in the Nancy Greene Ski League: Yes
Year started ski coaching: 1992
Ski racing Claim to Fame: Canadian K2 (U15) Slalom Champion
Teams: BWSC FIS Team, BC Alpine Ski Team

More about Trevor…
Favourite sport other than skiing: cycling and running
Best place to ski: Big White, Red Mountain Resort
Favourite ski run: Purden Downhill
Favourite food: Indian
Favourite TV show: CBC Wide World of Sports
Favourite Musician: Bob Dylan
Tim Horton’s or Starbucks: Starbucks
Favourite book: Bernard Hinault / Memories of the Peloton
Favourite time of year: Winter
Do you eat French Fries? Only if they are going to waste!
Hobbies: bicycle wheel building


Kevin Forneris

U12 Head Coach

Place of birth: Newmarket, Ontario
Date of birth: January 23
Home town: Kelowna
Were you in the Nancy Greene Ski League: No
Year started ski coaching: 2009
Ski racing Claim to Fame: Slalom Silver Cavendish Cup 
Teams: High School and University

More about Kevin…
Favourite sport other than skiing: Off-road triathlon
Best place to ski: Big White, Revi and White Water

Favourite ski run: Anywhere Selkirk Tangiers drops you
Favourite food: Anything I don’t cook
Favourite TV show: Elementary and streaming WC
Favourite Musician: Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker

Tim Horton’s or Starbucks: Starbucks
Favourite book: National Geographic – The Photographs
Favourite time of year: Winter
Do you eat French Fries? If they are put in front of me
Hobbies: Traveling


Bill Slaney

Blazer's Head Coach


Gerry Whittaker

Masters Head Coach

Place of birth: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Home town: Kelowna, BC
Were you in the Nancy Greene Ski League: Yes
Years ski coaching: 35
Ski racing Claim to Fame: Pacific Western Pro Tour racer
Teams: Ontario Ski Team

More about Gerry...
Favourite sport other than skiing: Waterskiing
Best place to ski: Big White and Sun Peaks
Favourite ski run: The Challenger
Favourite food: Prime Rib
Favourite TV show: Big Bang Theory
What's in my iPod: Clapton to Zeplin
Tim Horton’s or Starbucks: Tim Hortons
Favourite book: Atlas Shrugged
Favourite time of year: Winter of course!
Do you eat French Fries? A guilty pleasure…
Hobbies: cycling, Flowriding, Soduko


Steve Hatch

Masters Coach

Place of birth: Kelowna, B.C.
Date of birth: July 19 th
Home town: Kelowna
Were you in the Nancy Greene Ski League: Yes
Years ski coaching:10
Claim to Fame: 3rd National Downhill Championship
Teams: BWSC FIS Team, Canadian Alpine Ski Team

More about Steve…
Favourite sport other than skiing: Golf and Ice Hockey
Best place to ski Big White and Whistler/Blackcomb
Favourite ski run: Granite Mountain Downhill
Favourite food: Seafood Surprise (B’s Special seafood recipe)
Favourite TV show: Anything Sports
Tim Horton’s or Starbucks: Timmies
Favourite book: Clive Cussler Novels
Favourite time of year: Summer
Do you eat French Fries? YES
Hobbies: Golf, Mountain Biking, Ice Hockey

Assistant Coaches

Martin Little

U14/U16 ASSISTANT COACH

martin@bigwhiteskiclub.com

Ned Ireland

U14/U16 Assistant Coach

Steve Hatch

U14/16 Assistant Coach


Ryland Gieblhaus

U12 Assistant Coach

Jaxon Slaney

U12 Assistant Coach

Alex Baldassare

Reserve Assistant Coach


Tom Fydell

Masters Assistant Coach

tfydell@telus.net